Eager to try out Apple’s second-generation smartwatch operating system? You’re going to have to wait a little longer.
According to Reuters, Apple won’t be releasing watchOS 2 today, as originally planned, due to a bug discovered during development. The flaw is reportedly taking a little longer to fix than Apple expected.
“We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly,” a spokeswoman told Reuters.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Apple last week announced plans to release watchOS 2 as a free upgrade on Sept. 16. The new operating system “makes apps faster and more fluid by running natively on Apple Watch,” and brings some new watch faces along with the ability for third-party apps to display information on the watch face. A new feature called Time Travel lets you easily scroll through upcoming events. You’ll also be able to more quickly respond to Mail with dictation, Smart Replies, or emojis.
PCMag’s Sascha Segan got some hands-on time with the new watch software at Apple’s iPhone launch event last week, and said it “makes the watch even more fashionable, but it doesn’t solve the utility question.”
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SOURCE: PC Mag, Angela Moscaritolo